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Matthew B.

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Review for The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a Albert Schweitzer Fellow in 2008-2009 volunteering as part of the Boston Fellows.

The key to the Schweitzer Fellowship's success is organization and a focus of reflection, enabling people to serve in more effective ways. They are a well-run non-profit from the top down and as such, provide a forum for service and learning about that service so that the delivery of programs improves iteratively. Their impact goes beyond the direct service provided—they work to educate a league of Fellows, investing in their future potential to make change.

I am thankful and was honored to have been a part of the Schweitzer Fellowship program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my role as a Schweitzer Fellow and by working as a manager of the free health clinic that I helped open.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide a forum for non-fellows to consult the organization just as Fellows do.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Continuing to improve the reflection component and meetings such that there are clear skills which are learned throughout the fellowship.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes. Working alongside others from different cultures. Also, helping me to further envision my career goals and how service to the community will play a part.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Managed a free health clinic.